My name is Jaquelle—and since I frequently get questions about my name, here’s a quick word about it.

It’s pronounced "Juh-kell" and, no, it’s not French. My mom made it up when she was a little girl and bestowed it on all of her female toys until I was born. It rhymes with “Raquel” and is like “Jacquelyn” without the “lyn.”

I’m a 20-year-old writer and speaker from eastern Canada.

I’m the author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years (Crossway, March 2017), which I wrote when I was 18.

I’m a regular contributor to desiringGod.org, The Gospel Coalition, Unlocking the Bible, and Beliefnet and the former editor-in-chief of TheRebelution.com.

I’m a homeschool grad and a university grad (Thomas Edison State University, class of 2015), where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in communications and English.

I'm also the co-founder of a program for young writers that I lead with Brett Harris called The Young Writer's Workshop.

Our goal is to provide practical, step-by-step coaching to writers age 10-30, wherever they are on their journey.

I was blessed to grow up in a gospel-saturated home and was saved by grace through faith at a young age. I’ve been worshiping the sovereign God for as long as I can remember. I have an amazing dad who pastors an amazing group of people, an incredible mom who guides me in biblical womanhood, and a younger brother, Travis, who teaches me about grace every day.

My passion is to know God more and spend my youth living with all my might for His glory. I hope you’ll join me.